GLOOO (the working name) is a of prototype of globe-shaped world browser and communicator. This device has globe-shaped screen giving the view of current state of the planet, weather, customized news headlines and online contacts. With support of projected laser keyboard user can communicate with his online contacts via preferred messaging software like Skype and MSN messenger.
Menus and navigation of globe accessed by Easy-to use touch ball, built-in camera giving the possibilities to communicate in video chat mode.
Technology: spherical screen based on tecnology similar to Philips e-paper, the Toppan Hi-Res Electronic Paper and Hitachi’s electronic paper developments.
Input and multimedia: Virtual laser keyboard, turned on when it necessary, touch ball navigation dial. Internal microphone and headphones used for video and voice chat conversations.
Internet connection: wireless. Device can be used for browsing internet and use email clients.
Software: Windows XP, MacOS. Device displays geographically anchored information basing of user’s preferencies, all layers are fully customizable.